Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ballet Slippers ~ Love's Old, Sweet Song

 Love's Old, Sweet Song

Feeling very sentimental today.
I LOVE vintage ballet collectibles.  Dresses, tutus, Pointe shoes, slippers, etc.
I was cleaning the other day and ran across my daughters pink ballet slippers (first few photos).
They are so tiny and sweet.  I inserted some antique sheet music to help them retain their shape.  Because I love "her".... a love song seemed appropriate.  She began taking lessons when she was three.  She would stand on my feet and we would dance around the house.  I can still feel her tiny feet on mine.
She now lives in Seattle and is a very busy young Doctor.  I miss her so very much.  She is so busy that she has little time for "mom".
I also found some of her toys, her baby blanket, baby clothes and costumes (along with my son's little things).
When I unwrapped them....  I caught myself smelling them to see if the "baby" smell was still there.
I am so glad I kept them.  Now that they are all grown up....  these sweet little things make me feel good.  For just a moment....  they are little all over again.
The little porcelain Ballerina was my sweet grandmothers when she was little.  My mother gave it to me.  I will treasure it always.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

I am linking with Faded Charm


French Country Charm
Feathered Nest Friday!


My Romantic Home
Show and Tell Friday!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Vintage Halloween ~ Marketplace Monday

Fall is among us! 
The leaves on the trees are turning shades of red and gold and the mums are in full bloom.
Pumpkins have been harvested and the air is crisp and cool.
"Halloween" displays are popping up all over town and that spooky night will soon be here.  
These Halloween themed gift tags are perfect for Fall and Halloween displays!  
The perfect accent on a gift.... wrapped in brown Kraft paper and vintage lace.
They make great party favors! and make the perfect Trick or Treat give away.
These adorable gift tags are now available in my Etsy shop.  
Click on any of the links to take a peek.

Linking with Debra @ Common Ground

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cotton Candy ~ Vintage Chic

Vintage Hats

  I LOVE vintage hats from the 1940's and 50's.  
I have a large collection and thought I would share a few of my fav's.  
The tulle hat in the first set of photos reminds me of "cotton candy"!  Lots of pink fluffy swirls....  covered with delicate pink netting and little pink velvet bows.  
The second hat is also made of tulle.  Layers and layers of pink tulle ruffles.   Pink tulle ruffles!!!!  What more could a girl ask for!
The third hat is the oldest.  It's just gorgeous!  Lots of pink organdy pleats, a pink & green velvet band with a bow and white roses.  Divine!
I just love them!